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I'm in my final year of a levels and I'm thinking of doing a degree apprenticeship and I was wondering if anyone had completed one/is doing one because I'm worried about how hard it will be to study while working. What are your thoughts on it if you are doing one? Do you enjoy it or is it boring/not what you thought it would be?
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I am literally thinking of doing one too, and I'm in my final year of a levels, I've found so many, but they start this year, not next year, could anyone help with this. from what I heard, they're meant to be very good, but you have to put a lot of work in
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I did a "higher" apprenticeship before degree apprenticeships were a thing really.

3 years of work and study up to foundation degree level was hard going especially as the apprenticeship part required about 1 week every month away from home at "uni" and then further weeks away getting operational (vendor) training meant I spent a long time traveling up and down the country.

But it was all paid for by my company (travel,food,accommodation, training itself - everything) and the group I was with every month were great plus I was given 1 day off operational work a week to keep up with my coursework.

It depends what you want to do. I've done both uni and apprenticeship as I didn't get very far without experience after uni so did an apprenticeship.

If you do an apprenticeship you won't get all of the uni experience (especially if you have money or well off parents) as you are an employee with all the requirements of that. That's not to say you won't get a chance to enjoy yourself on nights out etc but you've got to work a 9-5 (or whatever your employer expects), also expect to have to work out of hours just to get work done sometimes. However you should get paid and will end up with a degree without debt and much more importantly experience at the end.

Before I started my apprenticeship I had a crap retail job on 14k (no experience after uni) and left 3 years later as a vendor certified professional in my field at 32k with a promotion to "senior" at 45k 6 months later (still with the same company).

What really irritates me when SLC take their whack every month? My apprenticeship was on the back of my school qualification.
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can you still do a degree apprenticeship without a maths gcse but if you still get your 3 alevels???
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can you still do a degree apprenticeship without a maths gcse but if you still get your 3 alevels???
Unfortunately I'd say not, many if not all companies instantly disqualify people who don't have B/C grades at GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths. Perhaps consider retaking it if you are sure this is the path you want to take.
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I'm doing one. It's not all it's cracked up to be, but I think that is more due to my employer rather than the premise of a degree apprenticeship. It's an awful lot of hard work, but very rewarding.
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I am literally thinking of doing one too, and I'm in my final year of a levels, I've found so many, but they start this year, not next year, could anyone help with this. from what I heard, they're meant to be very good, but you have to put a lot of work in
Can you send me the ones that you found for this year ?
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Can you send me the ones that you found for this year?
https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co....apprenticeship

https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co....apprenticeship

https://www.findapprenticeship.servi...ceship/-178962

these are the ones that I could remember off the top of my head, but go to the tech partnership website, they have loads, hope that helps
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apparently theres less and less of them this year idk i need to sort it out haha good luck guys xxxx
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I'm in my final year of a levels and I'm thinking of doing a degree apprenticeship and I was wondering if anyone had completed one/is doing one because I'm worried about how hard it will be to study while working. What are your thoughts on it if you are doing one? Do you enjoy it or is it boring/not what you thought it would be?
Thanks in advance!
Degree Apprenticeships require incredible amounts of hard work and graft - you need to be self motivated and able to manage time properly. Bare in mind you will be working Full-Time and going to university at least one day a week - part time. I recently started a degree apprenticeship and it's already difficult, I've already been assigned two university assignments - a group presentation and an individual assignment + managing to work full time. The apprenticeship is not what I expected it to be, however, it is somewhat enjoyable + I have already made a tonne of new friends - I get the opportunity to meet other apprentices from various other companies at university lecturers too, so you're not just restricted to your companies set of apprentices.

If you think you are able to cope with the workload then go for it.
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Degree Apprenticeships require incredible amounts of hard work and graft - you need to be self motivated and able to manage time properly. Bare in mind you will be working Full-Time and going to university at least one day a week - part time. I recently started a degree apprenticeship and it's already difficult, I've already been assigned two university assignments - a group presentation and an individual assignment + managing to work full time. The apprenticeship is not what I expected it to be, however, it is somewhat enjoyable + I have already made a tonne of new friends - I get the opportunity to meet other apprentices from various other companies at university lecturers too, so you're not just restricted to your companies set of apprentices.

If you think you are able to cope with the workload then go for it.
Ive heard many uni students especially my brother complain about how difficult their degree is, deadlines etc. I get the impression that no matter what next step I take it'll be hard but I'm preparred work. But I was just wondering how much harder your degree apprenticeship is compared to your a levels and what did you get in them?
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(Original post by rdlewiss)
I'm in my final year of a levels and I'm thinking of doing a degree apprenticeship and I was wondering if anyone had completed one/is doing one because I'm worried about how hard it will be to study while working. What are your thoughts on it if you are doing one? Do you enjoy it or is it boring/not what you thought it would be?
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(Original post by darshans_singh)
I am literally thinking of doing one too, and I'm in my final year of a levels, I've found so many, but they start this year, not next year, could anyone help with this. from what I heard, they're meant to be very good, but you have to put a lot of work in
It's harder work than a full time degree. You have a full time job, and a degree to do. Time management is so important, but it opens up so many doors. 4-6 years in industry is worth more than the degree in most employers eyes.

Currently with JLR on their Degree Apprenticeship scheme. It's a great career move, I'll say that much.
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can you still do a degree apprenticeship without a maths gcse but if you still get your 3 alevels???
Unfortunately you probably won't be able to. GCSEs will be part of the entry requirements. Certainly worth resitting if the apprenticeship you want requires it.
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Ive heard many uni students especially my brother complain about how difficult their degree is, deadlines etc. I get the impression that no matter what next step I take it'll be hard but I'm preparred work. But I was just wondering how much harder your degree apprenticeship is compared to your a levels and what did you get in them?
Difference between a full time uni degree, and a degree apprenticeship is probably mindset. If you commit to getting your work done as early as possible in either case, you'' be just fine. But university has a culture of leave it until the last minute, and then panic through the work. With the apprenticeship, you have to squeeze your degree work in to any time slot you have, you have to be organised to get it done, on top of day to day jobs.
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ive decided to start off with an advanced one or a higher one babington group support you with level 2 functional if needed just do the research but take into consideration all possible pathways for yourself guys x uni applications are still open
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I did a "higher" apprenticeship before degree apprenticeships were a thing really.

3 years of work and study up to foundation degree level was hard going especially as the apprenticeship part required about 1 week every month away from home at "uni" and then further weeks away getting operational (vendor) training meant I spent a long time traveling up and down the country.

But it was all paid for by my company (travel,food,accommodation, training itself - everything) and the group I was with every month were great plus I was given 1 day off operational work a week to keep up with my coursework.

It depends what you want to do. I've done both uni and apprenticeship as I didn't get very far without experience after uni so did an apprenticeship.

If you do an apprenticeship you won't get all of the uni experience (especially if you have money or well off parents) as you are an employee with all the requirements of that. That's not to say you won't get a chance to enjoy yourself on nights out etc but you've got to work a 9-5 (or whatever your employer expects), also expect to have to work out of hours just to get work done sometimes. However you should get paid and will end up with a degree without debt and much more importantly experience at the end.

Before I started my apprenticeship I had a crap retail job on 14k (no experience after uni) and left 3 years later as a vendor certified professional in my field at 32k with a promotion to "senior" at 45k 6 months later (still with the same company).

What really irritates me when SLC take their whack every month? My apprenticeship was on the back of my school qualification.
this thread is old so might not get a reply but what uni did you go to part time? Were you able to choose the uni or did your employer choose the uni? Only asking as im leaning more towards a degree at uni but the debt is off putting
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Hi, it is usually that the employer has already chosen the education provider.
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this thread is old so might not get a reply but what uni did you go to part time? Were you able to choose the uni or did your employer choose the uni? Only asking as im leaning more towards a degree at uni but the debt is off putting
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Hi, it is usually that the employer has already chosen the education provider.
The post you replied to is 2 months old
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If any of you have questions, ask away. I have recently started a degree apprenticeship in corporate banking at a top UK bank.
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Is it hard to get into a higher degree apprenticeship???
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